Alex Dimitriu, MD

Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine

Dr. Alex was quoted in INSIDER

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11 things you should know before going off anti-anxiety medication

By Arielle Tschinkel, August 8, 2018

If you struggle with anxiety , you know just how difficult it can be to find the best combination of coping tools to help effectively manage your anxiety.

Mental health is so important, and seeking professional help — which may include medication, talk therapy, or both — is a crucial step in helping to manage anxiety, and it often takes sufferers a very long time to find a strategy that works for them.

But whether you've been on anti-anxiety medication for a while — or aren't sure the ones you're taking are working properly — or have been taking them for a short time to manage an acute bout of anxiety, it's absolutely crucial that you speak with your doctor before stopping any medications you're on, no matter how small your particular dose or how infrequently you use it.

INSIDER spoke with three psychiatrists to find out what you can expect as you wean off or stop taking anti-anxiety meds.

Click HERE for the full article on INSIDER. 

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